Ukraine has a rich history as an aerospace innovator. Igor Sikorsky, the first designer of the helicopter was born and educated in Kyiv. Many of the Soviet Union's rockets, satellites, and space research equipment were designed and manufactured from Ukrainian educational and production facilities.
Today, Ukraine has over 100 research and development institutes, design bureaus, and other aerospace related production facilities. Every year, over 5,000 university graduates enter the aerospace industry. It is estimated that 120,000 Ukrainians work directly in aerospace or aerospace related industries.
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